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EFF Stops Accepting Bitcoin, Regifts All Donations

Directrix1 Re:No surprises here (391 comments)

All of these things have absolutely nothing to do with Bitcoin itself. This is all in relation to a hacked website that helps people exchange Bitcoin for USD. Bitcoin is every bit as secure as it ever was.

more than 3 years ago
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Patent 5,893,120 Reduced To Pure Math

Directrix1 Re:Not actually reduced to math (323 comments)

I could literally write out a list of formulas that implement any algorithm and directly run them. Are you saying that these mathematical formulas do not infringe patents? Are you saying that patent law requires a selling a physical machine with this on them to fall under the definition? Either way, this is fucking bullshit. To allow the patenting of mathematics (or the set of all system that happens to utilize specific mathematics) is idiotic and counterproductive. All it does is take time and money away from the people that do and gives it to the people that sue. It disregards all the freely available prerequisite knowledge (the giants whose shoulders we all stand on), and packages up these incremental steps for pure, exclusive greed.

Implementation issues in the written world are more than sufficiently covered by copyright law. I have yet to see a single example of patents being a positive force in this industry.

more than 3 years ago
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Verizon Droid Tethering Comes At a Hefty Price

Directrix1 Re:Free market (555 comments)

And AT&T has a 5GB cap as well.

more than 4 years ago
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Android 2.0 — Competition Against the iPhone and the Rest

Directrix1 Re:Horrible Article (347 comments)

Right, that's why Android based phones are capable of more than the iPhone.

more than 4 years ago
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Canonical Halts Ubuntu CD Free-for-all

Directrix1 Re:9.10 is really nice (324 comments)

Burn the ISO and test in the live environment to find out. BTW, I believe it has. I'm going to test this as well.

more than 4 years ago
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Making an Open Source Project Press-Friendly

Directrix1 Re:FOSS (169 comments)

Most open source projects are just components of a whole system. If we are generalizing here, the distros and other dependent software makers package everything up, and make it accessible if it is not already targeted at end users. I honestly don't think there is a problem with not marketing to end users, but a problem with end users wanting it to be marketed to them to begin with. Anybody wanting to find these projects can, if they look for it.

about 5 years ago
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Making an Open Source Project Press-Friendly

Directrix1 Re:FOSS (169 comments)

Nobody said they had to answer anything. And you assuming the knowledge that "most open source developers do not want arbitrary people to use their software." is absolutely ludicrous. Open source developers are just developers who are wanting to share their project and its source. Just normal human developers with completely distinct normal human intentions.

about 5 years ago
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Chevy Volt Rated At 230 mpg In the City

Directrix1 Re:Vaporware (1006 comments)

So lets analyze how much energy this takes vs. the energy used for propulsion. How much does your gas mileage go down when you turn all this on in a car running on gasoline? I imagine it would be pretty small compared to the energy used to propel the vehicle.

more than 5 years ago
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Contributing To a Project With a Reclusive Maintainer?

Directrix1 Re:Fork it! (162 comments)

Also, I meant to say "last resort". D'oh!

more than 5 years ago
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Contributing To a Project With a Reclusive Maintainer?

Directrix1 Re:Fork it! (162 comments)

Or you can upload it to a website, or the wiki if the project has one. Just make sure people understand what project it is useful with. I wouldn't fork immediately. Forking should be something you do as a last result because you feel you definitely need to take the project in a different direction (or a direction at all). BTW, why don't you mention what the actual project is?

more than 5 years ago
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Alan Cox Quits As Linux TTY Maintainer — "I've Had Enough"

Directrix1 Re:Thanks (909 comments)

Don't confuse the FOSS world with Linus and his cohorts. Working with F/OSS is all about developer relationships. These are unique to each project, which is why this isn't like the world falling apart.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Puts C# and the CLI Under "Community Promise"

Directrix1 Re:No Really Definite Confirmation of This Yet (465 comments)

Maybe generic chunks of code that deal with simple OO patterns that recognized across languages (like Vectors, Stacks, etc.). But even those you will have to tweek them all over the place. I'm not pro-.net, I just don't think its really that easily translatable.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Puts C# and the CLI Under "Community Promise"

Directrix1 Re:No Really Definite Confirmation of This Yet (465 comments)

Refarctoring the code for a new platform? Uhh, if you are changing languages, you are throwing away your entire codebase. There is no refactoring.

more than 5 years ago
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Epic Sticking With Classic Controllers For Now

Directrix1 Re:Good idea (64 comments)

The WiiMote is still horribly misused. I have a Wii, and after my initial wow factor with motion controls, constantly making jerk off motions to do stuff got old. And while I used to postulate about how great motion controls would be with my friends, I never really thought about the accessibility side of things. Because of work video games are often what I do when I'm sick or something along those lines. It sucks having to move all over the place just to do what used to be doable with a standard controller. I'm not saying it doesn't have its uses, but it often does make me second guess using it.

more than 5 years ago
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Richard Stallman Says No To Mono

Directrix1 Re:Microsoft, I said NO! (1008 comments)

Yeah, well that requires a custom protocol. Exposing it as a file system is the most flexible and easy way.

more than 5 years ago
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EXT4, Btrfs, NILFS2 Performance Compared

Directrix1 Re:Another lame filesystem review (102 comments)

I believe the garbage collector runs the whole time in the background. So as long as you don't fill up the filesystem you will probably be alright.

more than 5 years ago
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Richard Stallman Says No To Mono

Directrix1 Re:Microsoft, I said NO! (1008 comments)

FTP, NFS, or Samba are fairly irrelevant. This is not a network connection. This is a device hooked up over USB. The logical and best way to expose this is as a disk, and the filesystem that Windows supports best is FAT. They are only doing this for Windows compatibility.

more than 5 years ago
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EXT4, Btrfs, NILFS2 Performance Compared

Directrix1 Re:Another lame filesystem review (102 comments)

NILFS2 is made for SSD, but Btrfs isn't. NILFS2, because of how it stores files, should have a good read performance advantage due to their being no penalty for random access on SSD, and if I'm not mistaken its write speed should be fast on just about anything.

more than 5 years ago
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Richard Stallman Says No To Mono

Directrix1 Re:Microsoft, I said NO! (1008 comments)

They still did it. And over a piece of open source software. They can say what they want, but they were obviously testing the waters.

more than 5 years ago

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